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Pennies stuck in WII

My three year old decided to stick pennies in the wii how can i take apart the system is it possible

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Hi khamillt It is possible to remove the pennies but keep in mind that you have to open the device. Your'e warrenty will be void !! If you technical knowledge is ok, then i recommend to view a youtube movie how to open the device. After that, you can look for the pennies (almost sure they will be in the DVD player).

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